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MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 1:00pm PST
americans say they would blame republicans if the country were to go over the fiscal cliff. the white house feels they are in a strong position right now, in part because of the president winning re-election, he ran on the platform of increasing taxes on the wealthier americans. there's a sense that if they go over the cliff, the republicans would get the brunt of it. >> did this just get more complex after plan-b failed? if it did get more complex, how will it be handled by the white house and speaker boehner? >> it got more complex for republicans. they passed a one side, quick fix. and they could not get a majority of republicans to support that. the big conclusion being, that democrats, and maybe even a majority of democrats would have to be the ones that pass any legislation coming from the house. so that weakened republicans leverage in this debate. and that was the biggest reaction from plan-b, and it's why the battleground now moves to the senate and we are not probably going to see negotiations direct negotiations between house speaker john boehner and the white house. we are going
PBS
Dec 21, 2012 6:30pm PST
on taxes and the fiscal cliff: we talk with his long-time friend and "fortune" magazine journalist carol loomis. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." some straight talk from president obama tonight about the fiscal cliff. speaking to reporters from the white house he said he's ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done, but it's up to republicans and democrats to make it happen. >> nobody gets 100% of what they want. everybody has to give a little. >> susie: the president also proposed a smaller package that prevents taxes for 98% of americans from going up and for unemployment insurance to be extended. he pressed lawmakers to agree on this in the next ten days. darren gersh has details. >> reporter: one day after the collapse of efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff, all sides were speaker boehner tried to shift that burden, saying democrats unemployment insurance to be extended. >> we can't cut our way to prosperity we need real economic growth. and many of us believe on both sides of the aisle that fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more americans back to work and more americans on the tax rolls. how we get there, god only knows. >> reporter: voters who expected congress to watch over
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 12:00am EST
apparently in a total deadlock in the fiscal cliff negotiations. president obama is expected to make a statement on where things stand at any moment here. and with a preview we have fox businesses peter barnes. he is at the white house. peter what do we expect to hear? >> well, melissa, right now the president is finishing up on meeting with sete democratic leader harryeid who came down here to try to talk with the president with some strategy moving forward to avert the fiscal cliff. we expect the president to say that he still wants to get a deal with republicans to do that. that is still going to be time. however, that they will have to do it after the christmass3 holiday. the president plans, is planning to go to hawaii for christmas with his family. speaker boehner has left town. gone back to ohio. for the holiday. the senate is expected to come back on, on december 27th, the thursday next week, which is the earlit that they would be expected to get back to work on this. melissa? melissa: peter, who's left? sounds like it is a ghost town there. sounds basically two guys that are still left working. >> yeah, i don't know if they will be here very much longer. but listen, realistically, it's the holiday season. a
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
bill written to avert the fiscal cliff. there is no road map to the drafting of that legislation. there are only hopes and aspirations-- both much smaller than the president would prefer. this is the president's own plan "b", a scaled-back bill that seeks to protect tax rates for households earning less than $250,000 and extend jobless benefits for two million americans out of work for six months or more. it's a shadow of the big deal contemplated only days ago. >> in ten days we face a deadline. in ten days, under current law, tax rates are scheduled to rise on most americans. >> even though democrats and republicans are arguing about whether those rates should go up for the wealthiest individuals, all of us-- every single one of us-- agrees that tax rates shouldn't go up for the other 98% of americans. >> reporter: the president met with harry reid at the white house and spoke with house speaker john boehner. mr. obama said lawmakers need a break from fiscal cliff frustration-- much of it self- induced. >> we move forward together or we don't move forward at all so as we leave
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 9:00am PST
to continue working on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. joining me now, white house editor from politico, rachel smolkin. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> holiday red there, rachel. i will begin with you. is there any realistic timetable where a deal gets done beforian 1? look at the calendar. >> there's a realistic timetable but not an optimistic timetable. not a lot of holiday cheer going on in the nation's capital. after the stunning is heback speaker boehner suffered this week in the house where he could not get his own plan through. had to pull it and because he didn't have the votes. we saw president obama acknowledge yesterday before leaving for his vacation that the deal would -- would dramatically narrow. the parameters of a deal, scope of any possible deal, much smaller than we were looking at even a week ago. he said he would still be open to the big deal but the reality is we are running out of days hering and not a lot of progress is being made. quite the opposite. >> david, are republicans actually hoping to go over the fiscal cliff because then any vote on
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
the white house to make a deal and avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. neither the president nor lawmakers are in washington. first family is in hawaii, and congress members have gone home for the christmas holiday. before he left, president obama urged congress to approve a scaled down proposal he says would prevent middle-class tax hikes and extend unemployment benefits. we may not see any movement until thursday when both sides may be back in washington. >>> a former u.s. marine who was imprisoned in mexico for four months has been reunited with his family. john hammer was released yesterday partly thanks to work from u.s. senator big nelson. hammer was imprisoned on a questionable charge after police found him with an antique shotgun. he said u.s. officials is told him it was okay to cross the border with the gun seen here. mexican officials accused him of violating their law. >>> california's controversial gay therapy ban has been halted. there's an injunction blocking the ban. some say conversion or so-called reparative therapy can turn a gay person straight. therapy techni
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 2:00am EST
property ahead of the fiscal cliff. dolly will join us after the break and drming of a white christmas and then there is this. coming up, how mother nature is putting a damper on things gerri: many owners turned over their properties this year ahead of the fiscal cliff. some buyers have been able to dig deep discounts this year. my next guest says that it is fast tracked like never before. lly lintz joins me now. what is it about the fiscal cliff that is making people act so quickly? >> if you think about it, some sellers have purchase prices that they pay 20 by the years four. they are selling for six or eight or 12 million. think about that. gerri: holy cow. >> if the bush tax cuts are over and taxes go back from imagine the difference in the tax rate. it is humongous. gerri: we talk about people rushg to the year-end, what other kind of impact does that have? >> it's making everyone scramble on every part of everybody. the banks from everybody trying to get ahead of everyone else to get the closingschedules. getting all the paperwork in order. gerri: is every attorney throughout the
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
countdown, ten days left for the white house and congress to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff where millions of americans will be paying the price in their paychecks. but congress is now on holiday recess. and president obama is in hawaii. let's go straight to cnn's emily schmidt in washington. good morning. so before he left the capitoal, he laid out this three-point plan to washington. >> before he left to hawaii, he left for a gift for lawmakers to ponder in washington. here are the three main points he's saying. he wants to make sure there's a law passed that ensures 98% of americans know their taxes are not going to go up in just under two weeks. he also wants to make sure that 2 million americans who would otherwise lose their unemployment benefits if we went over the fiscal cliff would be able to keep those benefits. and finally he says, look, we can take a look at the longer term proposals, the larger reform at a later point. just lay the ground work at this point. we also know before the president left, he talked by phone with house speaker john boehner. he met in per
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:30am PST
fiscal cliff. the first family arriving in hawaii for the christmas holiday there, you see president getting off the plane, but before he left, president obama urged republicans and democrats alike to get it done. >> in the next few days, i've asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans, and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. >> congress is also in recess until after christmas. in his weekly address, house speaker john boehner accused the president and senate democrats of failing to offer a responsible solution. boehner's own proposal had to be pulled this week after he failed to get enough support from fellow republicans. >>> and the national rifle association promised meaningful contributions to avoid another tragedy like the one in newtown, connecticut. friday, the gun rights group unveiled that plan. nra executive vice president wayne lapierre says the u.s. should put ar
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
white house will avoid the fiscal cliff. there are widely differing opinions on that. >>> controversy swirls around the new film "zero dark thirty dotthirty ." i will talk to a writer following that story. back to you, joy-ann. >> i like the ann. it works for me. thank you very much. >>> up next, one letter to a particular toy maker is making a christmas time that's extra special for a 13-year-old girl and her little brother. talk about a turn. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are bette
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 11:00am PST
and so far there's no deal between the white house and congress to avoid the fiscal cliff. members of congress have left washington to be home for the christmas holiday. earlier we spoke to a republican house member. now we're talking with congresswoman marcy cap tore an ohio democrat. joining us from detroit. first, congresswoman, let's listen to what speaker boehner had to say about the situation. >> we've got differences, but the corrupt's got big spending problems. we've got to the get serious about addressing them. >> he also said taxes should not go up in anyone's -- the first million dollars of income that anyone makes. how do you respond on the spending cut side of things and why do you disagree with his tax break plan? >> well, we need both and we need no more division. the american people want unity. the speaker and i both come from the state of ohio. you know it was battleground ohio a few weeks ago before the election. president obama won. the president wants to reach an agreement. we would like speaker boehner along with those in his own party who oppose him to come forwa
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am EST
continue our discussion on the fiscal cliff. this course has been reported by the white house and the speaker who -- discourse has and reported on by the white house and the speaker. guest: it is amazing. we have been talked about this for five weeks, since the election. i am not sure there are any closer to having a deal than they were five weeks ago. here is a good chance that there will be a deal late last week. -- next week. i am keeping my fingers crossed. it will be a big negative for the economy if taxes went up on 100 million americans. they are not that far apart right now, the president and speaker boehner. there have been a lot of partisan attacks. my republican friends say president obama has not been serious about putting real spending cuts on the table. that is a problem. one of the biggest drivers of hollen desk are these big entitlement programs. it is the best drivers of our debt are these big -- one of the biggest drivers of our debt are these entitlement programs. host: talk to us a little bit about the message that was sent to speaker boehner by his rank- and-file
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 6:00am EST
negotiations rubble around the so-called fiscal cliff on friday here in washington. first, speaker boehner's morning news conference, followed by house minority leader's nancy pelosi i. then president obama friday afternoon from the white house. issue is not whether health care will be stigmatized or condemned. we know the answer to that. the issue is how many different times can the government to punish him as a result of that moral condemnation. the answer in the double jeopardy clause is one. >> starting monday and a threat christmas week, c-span.org radio is featuring supreme court arguments by current justices before they were on the bench. you can listen to c-span.org radio in the washington baltimore area at 90.1 fm. or online at c-span.org. >> if you worked for him, you would get a material, sometimes generous, sometimes over barry -- overbearing, almost cruel boss. he did not know how to apologize. men of his age and class, they are not going to apologize to their secretaries or typist. he had a way of turning the tables in his version of an apology, which would be to say, i am actually a very kind man, and you are doing a good job today, but the issue was never settled. he always had to get the last word in. one ni
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
who could get a deal done on the fiscal cliff impasse, well, they're not there. lawmakers have gone home for the holiday recess. and president obama and the first family arrived in hawaii just a short time ago. the president and lawmakers are expected to return thursday after the christmas break. before leaving washington, mr. obama and house speaker john boehner both expressed hope that a deal will actually get done. >> we can't cut our way to prosperity. we need real economic growth. many of us believe on both sides of the aisle that the fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more americans back to work. and more americans on -- how we get there, god only knows. >> i asked for a compromise from members of congress, i met them more than halfway on spending and met them halfway on taxes. in terms of actual dollar amounts, we're not that far apart. as of today, i am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done. >> but time is running out. to reach an agreement, there are now just ten days left until automatic tax hikes and
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 10:00am EST
largest tax hike in american history was no movement toward a fiscal cliff deal more in the action in the house or senate. the responsibility now to avoid massive taxes and draconian spending cuts resting squarely on the president. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> just as our economy is really startingo recover and starting to see optimistic signs and we have seen actually some upside to from a wole range of areas, including two from including housing, now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds , seven not the estimate from washington. lou: presdent obama's top advisers were quick to dump on the speaker come -- declaring he is backed into a corner. >> they went from plan b to plan seal later. the fact that they could not even plan -- pass that was an embarrassment. >> in private the president's advisers admit they are bit more apprehensive firmly believing mr. obama has the upper end of the public. if the market takes the hit to the commander-in-chief we will still faceis share of heat for washington this function to may point republicans are hammering. >> the u.s. economy is estate here. millions of families are counting on us to do something. look. it is the president's job, his job to find a
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am EST
passed a budget more than three years. the senate has not passed anything on the fiscal cliff greathouse have something with economics. all the senate has to do is pass something and they can go to a conference committee to get the whole thing ironed out. i think kerry reid and the senate and obama, because the democrats in the senate are doing his bidding, that is where the real obstacles to getting something done. >> there was a perception created that the vote last night would increase taxes. now, i disagree with that characterization. but that impression is out there. the number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having to raise taxes. that was the real issue. gerri: in some ways he was talking about grover norquist. the man it is about this tax pledge where is the common ground there? >> the reason that we have a plan be now is because the houses are devoted to pass all of the bills. gerri: but how do you find common ground there? them and that's what the speaker was trying to do. he was talking about the race there now. as you saw, the presiden
KRON
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm PST
fiscal cliff countdown continues. house and senate members have already recessed for the holidays. >> president obama will nominate senator john kerry as the next secretary of state. he made the announcement at the white house today. current secretary of state hillary clinton is stepping down in january.u-n ambassador susan rice was reportedly on the short list, but took herself off it, citing a "lengthy, disruptive, and costly" confirmation process after republicans took issue with her remarks on the deadly benghazi attack killed 4 americans in libya. >> and after the president's busy day. he and the first family are now heading for hawaii. the president, first lady and their two daughters boarded air force one at joint base andrews in maryland earlier tonight. mr. obama plans to return to washington after christmas to continue working on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. >> a blizzard is pounding the upper midwest, causing havoc on the roads and leaving thousands of residents without electricity. the national weather service has blizzard and winter storm warnings in effect through at least tomorrow night. here's a look at the near whiteout conditions in williamsburg, iowa. the high winds are expected to c
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 3:00am PST
to go over the fiscal cliff. one of them this guy. >> and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house! yay! >> howard dean's controversial proposal when we come back. >> that wasn't it. then, a u.p.s. driver does his last minute christmas shopping on a customer's front porch. >> that's a great place to do it. >> it is handy. >> why didn't we think of that. >> we have got this video he to show you. >> the myans were wrong. the doomsday believers are wrong. these people are mortified. how do you cheer these people up you can't say bob, it's not the end of the world. [ laughter ] >> that didn't happen. >> that was supposed to end yesterday, right? >> yeah. >> here we are. >> good thing we are here. >> wow! >> wake up. the world did not end. >> how many children will be born in nine months. >> storm babies. hey, we had a hurricane irene baby. is that tmi? at least we're not live on television right now. welcome back to "fox & friends" this morning. >> let's talk about the fiscal cliff. of course, it has all of washington and the country on tender hooks. there is always a theory that some
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 10:30pm EST
the fiscal cliff. we'll look at the fiscal cliff and other year-end legislation in congress with stephen dinan followed by house republicans and speaker boehner's situation with the white house and then a look back at the columbine shootings. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> i think that there was no -- the idea and it was promoted in certain articles and i think there was a conflation of politics. joe, who created the show was a conservative. there was no agenda, the idea that there was an agenda, which was really the charge that was being forwarded, was somehow the midwife to public policy was absurd. it is absurd, which isn't to say that if there was an issue, if in fact our content was affecting the behavior of interrogators in the field, even if it was .05% of those, there was a systemic problem for sure that i suggested we try to intervene on behalf of those people. you know, this is a television show and so, you know, it is a television show but it did and again, i may be polly annaish about this but the fact that it became the political football that it became was a very valuable thing. >> monday night at 8:00 on c-span, how movies an
CBS
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
stupid enough to let us go off this fiscal cliff. now, what they're going to do to avoid that is kind of unclear to me at this point, but to take the country into an almost certain recession because you will not bend in your position it just seems to me highly irresponsible and also just not very smart. >> but bob, this reminds me of "sophie's choice" as far as speaker boehner is concerned. if he goes with the compromise then his position is on the line but if he doesn't, then we go over the fiscal cliff. >> i guess we say what's more important to speaker boehner, the country's welfare or his position? you know it's hard to know. that's probably unfair when i say that. both sides are going to have to give here. what i think is kind of discouraging about this whole thing in the boehner plan when he agreed to raise tax rates on the upper income people he said, let's make it over a million dollars. the president raised his a little bit. the president was ready to make deeper cuts. they were both coming together but they didn't. and they not only didn't come together they didn't even come
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